A cron job is a command, which works conveniently in the background on a pre-set time period and it also runs a script in a web hosting account. There aren't any limits in regard to what the script is - PHP, Bash, Perl, etcetera, what it could do, or what exactly the file extension will be. A few examples are supplying a regular report with all of the user activity on a given site, generating a routine backup or erasing the content inside a specific folder. These tasks as well as some other script can be run on time periods selected by the user - every few minutes, hours or days, and even monthly or maybe once per year based on the specific intent. Working with cron jobs to speed up numerous elements of managing a website saves considerable time and efforts.
Cron Jobs in Website Hosting
Setting up a cron job will take you simply three quick steps when you acquire a website hosting plan from us. The Hepsia Control Panel, that is featured with all the hosting accounts, features a section focused on the crons and when you get there, you have to enter the folder path to the script that you would like to be executed, the command path to the server files for the specific programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy and paste from the Server Information section, and after that determine how frequently the cron job has to run. For that time interval, our company offers two choices - an easy to use one with drop-down menus where you can select the minutes, hours, days and/or months, and a more advanced one that is used with many other web hosting Control Panels where you need to type numbers and asterisks on specific positions that outline different time periods.
Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Setting up a cron job in our system is very easy. Once you sign in to the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all semi-dedicated server accounts, you'll be able to go to the Cron Jobs section where you only have to pick the directory path to the script file to be executed plus the command path for the particular language the script was written in - PHP, Perl, Python, Bash. You're able to find the aforementioned within the Control Panel, so you can copy/paste it with just a couple of clicks. After that, select the time interval for the cron through drop-down menus for the minutes, hours, days or months and you're all set. Our cron job setup wizard makes the whole process very easy and intuitive, so you will not have any problems if you don't have previous experience. When you are more experienced, you can also use the conventional cron format with the two paths, digits and asterisks typed on one line.